School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

University of Edinburgh

My main teaching responsibilities are:
  • Programme director of the MSc programme Environmental Sustainability (from 2013, deputy in 2012).
  • Deputy head Postgraduate Research Training and Development, in charge of the research training and progress for the School's 200 PhD students (from 2012).
  • Course organiser for the distance learning postgraduate course Ecosystem Valuation and Management (from 2012).
  • Course organiser for the postgraduate course Research Planning and Management in the GeoSciences (from 2012).
  • Course organiser for the postgraduate course Case-studies in Sustainable Development (from 2013).
  • Lecturing and examination in the MSc course Integrated Resource Planning (from 2008).
  • Lecturing and examination in the undergraduate course Sustainability, Society and Environment (2008-2012).
  • Wageningen University

  • Curriculum development for two international global change summer schools Understanding Global Environmental Change for the Dutch environmental science graduate school SENSE (2006-2008).
  • Course development, coordination, lecturing and examination in University of Wageningen MSc course Global Change (2006-2007).
  • Course ware development for the Ecosystems and human well-being course of the Dutch Open University (2006).
  • Invited lectures at international summer schools

  • Lecturing on Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation tools in the LIASE Spring School “Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Assessment and Valuation Tools”. Edinburgh, 16-18 March 2013.
  • Lecturing in ecosystem services and foresight analysis in the Higher Education Support Program project for the former USSR, promoting multidisciplinary environmental science teaching. Annual summer schools from 2011.
  • Lecturing the Central European University summer school 'Ecosystem Vulnerability to Climate Change'. Budapest, 5- 14 July 2010.Vulnerability of ecosystem services to global change.
  • Lecturing the Central European University summer school 'Integrating Sustainability Thinking into Academic Curricula'. Budapest, 5- 11 July 2009.Scenarios as a tool to explore environmental change impacts.
  • Lecturing and tutoring at the AVEC summer school 'Integrated Assessment of Vulnerable Ecosystems under Global Change' . Peyresq, 18-30 September 2005. Mapping ecosystem service vulnerability across Europe.
  • Lecturing at the AVEC summer school 'Integrated Assessment of Vulnerable Ecosystems under Global Change' . Peyresq, 14-27 September 2003. Mapping ecosystem service vulnerability across Europe.